Every family has its secrets. His might get them killed.
Gregg Hurwitz is the internationally bestselling author of many thrillers, including I See You, We Know, Or She Dies and the Orphan X series. You're Next was a Richard & Judy selection. A graduate of Harvard and Oxford Universities, he lives with his family in California, where he writes screenplays and comics, and produces for television.
So fast it should come with an airbag - Linwood BarclayOutstanding in every way - Lee ChildTough, well-written and memorable as hell - James PattersonA quantum leap forward in suspense - Dennis LehanePure nail-biting stay-up-all-night suspense - Harlan CobenThriller writing at its best - Tess GerritsenOne of the best thrillers we've read; page-turning suspense from start to finish - Richard and Judy in The TimesGripping - Michael Connelly
Left as a child at an orphanage, Mike as a grown man must protect his family from thugs who might have answers to his past. Hurwitz's first-rate portrait of someone who has struggled to rebuild his life from trauma features a satisfying mystery and suitable bad guys. (LJ 5/1/11) (c) Copyright 2011. Library Journals LLC, a wholly owned subsidiary of Media Source, Inc. No redistribution permitted.
Hurwitz (They're Watching) masterfully provokes feelings of extreme dread in this thriller centered on Mike Wingate, who's worked his way up from the bottom to become a successful home contractor in Lost Hills, "a Valley community thirty miles northwest of downtown Los Angeles." Without warning, two thugs, William and Dodge, show up and begin threatening Mike; his beautiful wife, Annabel; and their environmentally aware eight-year-old daughter, Kat, in really creepy ways. William and Dodge sneak into the house and steal Kat's toys, harass Mike at a ceremony honoring him, go to Kat's school, and attack Annabel. Mike, who was raised in a foster home, summons his only friend from those days, the formidable Shep, who has grown up to be a career criminal of considerable skill. The thugs work for the mysterious Boss Man, whose intentions remain unknown until Shep and Mike fight and sleuth their way through intensifying mayhem until they find the unexpected answer to the Boss Man's motive. (July) (c) Copyright PWxyz, LLC. All rights reserved.